From Obama, a blunt acceptance of blame
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Again and again, President Barack Obama on Thursday shouldered the blame for his botched health care rollout in unusually blunt terms -- a step many of his critics contend was long overdue.
He said he "fumbled" the health care rollout and that the troubles were "on him." And in an even rarer admission, he also acknowledged that the cascade of troubles was damaging his credibility with the American people and threatening to take a toll on his broader second-term agenda.
The president's reflective acceptance of responsibility for failures with his signature law marked the latest chapter in the White House's evolving posture on the "Obamacare" woes.